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Once Again, The One And Only Post

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September 16, 2021


I’m only putting up this post because I can make a cheeky double entendre alliterative title, like the real journalists at the big newspapers. That, and to show that the mandates are suicide for big companies and thus a lot of coercive hot air.


Vax Axe Hacks Back


Just to refresh your memory, there has been a nursing shortage in the USA since the 50s. A huge percentage of our doctors are foreign born and often foreign trained, as we simply do not generate enough of our own. There has been a medical worker shortage in the USA for years. The entire industry is understaffed except for management. When the pandemic hit and it was quickly learned that hospitals were super spreader events just by existing, plenty of back line staff (housekeeping, cleaners, drivers, food services, supply folks) left for safer pastures. Then when the public started avoiding hospitals as much as possible for the same reason, Big Med cut back their staffs even further, as a fat bottom line had to be preserved, public health be damned.


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My wife works for an eye doctors office. 17 years as a certified eye tech. Some time back they were bought out by a medium sized medical conglomerate, which in turn was then bought out by a large medical conglomerate. So her world is now corporate Big Med. And then along came the dread pandemic.

As the virus swept the nation, they worked without masks or any PPE for months, face to face with the patients, until the lockdown hit around March 23 2020. Then they were furloughed for 6 weeks until some bright bulb figured out that eye surgery isn’t always elective, and that, gosh, maybe, the ophthalmologists should be allowed to open up again.  Then they went back to work, and a few weeks later were required to wear masks. Not N95 kit, just the regular blue paper ones. A few weeks after that they got face shields or protective goggles. And possibly nitrile gloves. Better than nothing, but more about following the rules than protecting the workers.

And then Big Corporate found a health check app, where everyone had to check their temperature every morning and report any covid-like symptoms before coming to work. They changed their sick day policy so that everyone who called in with anything other than a family emergency or a physical injury had to run out and take a ‘rona test, right now. Once the vaccines rolled out, the morning health app started bugging them to get the jabs, requiring a daily Y/N response. At least one text came in every day encouraging this, and the HR/admins became vax pimps as well, mentioning how important this was at least once a day. It quickly became harassment. On the other hand, healthcare workers were first in line for the shots, and many of them had at least the first needle by the end of 2020.

At some point around the end of June this year, Big Corporate send out an ukaz, and edict from the czar. “We expect the vaccines to be authorized shortly. When that happens (or before that if we feel the FDA is too slow), if you are not already vaccinated, you will have 3 weeks to do so or you will be considered to have resigned.” Jabs For Jobs, 3 weeks or gone. Blunt.  And then the pressure really ramped up. “Let’s have a little meeting to talk about your situation.”

But here’s the funny thing. Big Med, right? Thousands of employees. Doctors, nurses, “front line health care workers”, etc. Plenty of the “heroes” who had put themselves at risk, staring viral death in the face every day for a year, really didn’t bother to get the jabs after the first wave of their co-workers got theirs.  Months later, after all this effort, even after the FDA authorization flim-flam, somewhere between a quarter and a third of all the folks working for this uber-corp still hadn’t taken the needle. And thus the OR ELSE edict.

Those 3 weeks came and went. A few people gave in to the threat and got the shots, but not many. They weren’t “hesitant”. They weren’t “anti-vaxxers”, as everyone who works there gets the annual flu shot, most have had the shingles shot, the Hep shot, etc. No, these were people in the medical field that had done their research and made their decision, and made their choice. Not just “NO” but “HELL NO”. And they were adamant.  Finding out that the FDA approval was a 3 card monte game, and that actual, approved and labeled Comirnaty vaccine didn’t yet exist and wouldn’t be available for months and months only stiffened their resolve. A competing Big Med group in the area which had issued the same edict at the same time (helluva coincidence, right?) dreamed up some excuse to push their deadline back a few weeks. Her corporation had to follow suit.

Then there was another softening action; people who could prove that they had had a positive PCR test would stay the executioner’s axe for 6 months from that date. This was a small sop to the studies coming out that showed (ultimate DUH) that natural immunity was long lasting and superior to artificial vax immunity. Which is something that you think that a MEDICAL group would know in the marrow of their bones (that’s a T-cell joke, m’kay? Long term immunity lives in your bone marrow.). But no. And even this was a foolhardy gesture, as people have been catching this virus since at least September 2019, and the PCR test has been in use since around January or February 2020. So getting it early on, and testing positive for it, happened well over a year ago. So that 6 month reprieve was a bit meaningless in many cases.

But as as of a few days ago, October 19 was the final final extended adjusted deadline. And Monday was the last day you could make an appointment to get the vax, and last Thursday they started giving the un-vaxxed their weekly PCR test, which is the OR part of the state mandates from both NJ and PA. (oh, and slap in the face, the results of that test are not reported to the person. The results go to corporate, who then passes them down to local ONLY if they’re positive. Dis.) Lots of attitude and bickering in the office, HR has to come in and re-assure the vaxxed admins that they won’t lose their jobs no matter what. But the entire tech team in her office is not vaxxed, and will not be vaxxed. Without them, the practice goes belly up. While the doctors can work up the patients, they can not do that and do enough exams or surgeries to make their bottom line.

And still the Comirnaty labeled stuff is unavailable.  The EUA vials have a liability exemption, so if you get one and your arm falls off the next day, boo frickin hoo for you.

Last night an email was sent out. Beneficent Corporate has pushed the deadline back another month, again. Now you can keep your job until November 19. You will have to take the weekly PCR test. Please get vaccinated!!

The workers have won. After a gigantic, 9 month long campaign of harassment and a 2 month campaign of threats, Big Corporate will soon be forced to back down to the state decreed “shots or tests” level. Because if they don’t, they’ll lose a third of their already undersized staff. And that will put them out of business. These mandates are a suicide pact for them. But the worker bees can find jobs anywhere doing anything right now. It’s a buyer’s market, and when it come to the vax, they’re not buying.

I’m so proud of my little rebel. Her body, her choice. Personal freedom. Acting like a true American.


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RELATED, COVID, VAX MANDATES

Gosh, is medical knowledge beginning to supersede politically biased groupthink? Nah, it’s probably another save your bacon move, too little, too shortsighted, too late.

Spectrum Health Allows Immunity Exception To Vax Mandate, Temporarily

In a similar move seen by many hospital systems and administrations, Spectrum Health announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees in July. However, unlike many other officials, the health system will now allow exemptions for those with natural immunity to the virus.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health will allow employees to be exempt from its vaccination mandate if natural immunity to COVID-19 can be proven.

The medical organization tells FOX 17 the decision came after a recommendation by its medical exemption committee.

To prove natural immunity, an employee must have a positive PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 from a lab certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, plus a positive anitbody test. Both results must be from within the past 3 months.

Spectrum Health announced on July 28 that employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within 8 weeks of a vaccine being approved by the FDA. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved on August 23, making October 18, 2021 the deadline for Spectrum Health employees to be vaccinated.

Spectrum Health’s medical exemption committee cited new research in its recommendation to provide the natural immunity waiver. In a statement to FOX 17, Spectrum Health noted that evidence from recent studies show a previous case of COVID-19 helps prevent catching coronavirus again and limits the risk of having severe symptoms if a person is reinfected.



•  As I’ve said before, limiting this to positive tests from 3 months is foolish, or even 8 months ago. Natural immunity lasts forever. Or at least a couple years.


•  Demanding antibodies, which are temporary, is just as foolish. A T-cell test exists that can prove long term immunity, even if it’s crossover bases. Use it.


•  “helps prevent” is a major misnomer. There are almost ZERO actual reinfections. Because if there were, the pro-vax people would be hammering you with this info 24-7 until your ears bled, and you know it. The media tried pushing the reinfection myth early this year, but it flopped, as it quickly turned out that nearly all of the very very few “reinfection” cases were really just false positive test results the first time around. People who thought they had the ‘rona, without symptoms or with very very minor ones (aka it was a little cold, not the covid)

PS: Here’s an American study that noticed a complete lack of reinfection and concluded that recovered people really don’t need the vaccines at all, ever.

Cumulative incidence of COVID-19 was examined among 52,238 employees in an American healthcare system. COVID-19 did not occur in anyone over the five months of the study among 2,579 individuals previously infected with COVID-19, including 1,359 who did not take the vaccine.



Gak, I am getting so sick of posting on this @#$#$%^#%$ virus.

So here, last one. Last one today. Sorry.

Pfizer now says vaccines alone won’t be enough, that early treatments and prophylaxis will be needed. Well no kidding. Where ya been for two full years, doc? Playing ostrich? Pfizer says they have a new medicine in trials. So super effective that they have such ultra confidence that they’ll get an instant EUA that they’re ramping up production long before their Phase 3 trial is complete.

The MSM is all exited. This is wonderful news!!! Finally, a treatment!! Cure people at home, reduce the load on hospitals, maybe use it as a preventative to keep people from even getting the virus in the first place. Woo hoo, pop open the champagne!!

And what kind of miracle med are they making? A protease inhibitor. Which is not actually a preventative.

The company described the drug as an “investigational orally administered protease inhibitor antiviral therapy designed specifically to combat COVID–19 – in non–hospitalized, symptomatic adult participants who have a confirmed diagnosis of SARS–CoV–2 infection and are not at increased risk of progressing to severe illness, which may lead to hospitalization or death.”



This is truly a miracle. No, not that protease inhibitors work. That’s old news. Especially as both proxalutimide and ivermectin are also the exact right kind of protease inhibitors, and highly effective. A protease inhibitor stops the viral RNA from breaking up (cleaving) the long chain poly-protein it creates into useful smaller pieces, and that keeps the virus from replicating. So the virus is already in your cells, but it can’t breed. This is very good, although keeping the virus out of your cells in the first place would be better. But if the virus can’t replicate, than the little bit that gets in you is not much more than an annoyance, and that whole covid-19 symptomatic reaction thing isn’t going to happen.

Just to be clear, this act of cleavage is not the “furin cleavage” you may have heard of. That one is part of the virus getting into your cells in the first place, with the whole spike protein / ACE-2 / receptor binding domain thing.

What’s news is the media reaction.

Remember that old Fedex commercial where the corporate guys are in a meeting, and the young guy comes up with a solution and gets ignored? Then the boss makes the same suggestion, waves his hand side to side, and everybody thinks it’s wonderful. New guy: That’s what I just said!! Everybody else: Yeah, but he did this. (the hand motion).

So soon we’ll have “Pfizermectin” and it will be praised unto heaven, with whipped cream and a cherry on top. And that icky horse paste crap will be trampled into the dirt and driven into obscurity.


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Bowling Blogging !!

It’s a community thing

I had great fun last night at Old Guy’s league. While I am on a new team this year, I have been on teams with all of these guys before. Last night the team we played was the two guys from my summer league team (been on a team with one of them several times before), one guy from my old Tuesday league, and one guy from a summer league team a couple years ago. I’d been on teams with all the guys on the two teams bowling to our left, and the two teams bowling to our right. And many of these guys have been on teams with many of the other guys in the past. So it was a great social event. It’s not a closed world, but people who get into bowling usually stay into bowling, and as the years go buy you wind up knowing just about everybody.  And while there was “complex” math involved figuring out the averages for 3 of the bowlers on our lanes last night, in the end we gave up 70 pins per game, and our team was on or above average and theirs wasn’t, so we won it all, 7-0. And I was getting some good releases most of the night, getting my thumb out early and turning my hand just enough, so I kept my axis pretty vertical on my ball. This is a big step forward for me, so I’m happy.


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September 15, 2021

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Just buggin’ here this morning.

We Got Phasmids Here!!

I went out to my car this morning and there was a walkingstick insect on my window. Looked just like a bit of twig, or the world’s most anorexic pine cone. And then it moved. Yes, they’re as common as weeds, all over the country, but I’ve never actually seen one before. It was a male, grayish brown and scaly. The females are a bit on the green side. He hung on halfway to the store, and then bailed on me. The bug was about the size of a full grown preying mantis, but much thinner.

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September 14, 2021

Part time blogger is at the keyboard again. It’s been pretty busy around here the past few days. Family medical situation that is resolving itself, so that’s good so far. The two of us are just fine, although she’s still stressed out over the impending loss of her career over the mandate, and the never ending wobbly BS that her company is trying to feed everyone. They truly are Team Mushroom.

We got skunked in Old Guy’s league last Wednesday, 0-7, even though we bowled very well. This league uses a way of determining the starting average for new people that I don’t agree with. Each week of the first three weeks the person has to bowl for average, for that one week alone. So they can never bowl either above average or below it, and thus they are of no benefit or deficit to their team. Whereas established bowlers with an average in this league from last year use that average for the first three weeks, and can bowl over or under. I’d throw it out and use a one week method. The new player bowls for average that first week, and that’s their average for the second week. And the average average of weeks one and two becomes their average for week three, lather rinse repeat for all 35 weeks. Established bowlers use their entering average for the first week, then what they bowl the first night becomes their average for the second week. Average for the third week is the average of their averages of what they bowled in weeks one and two. Lather rinse repeat, all season long. I think this is a more equitable approach.

We had another torrential rain storm last night. I just missed it, getting back from a quick late evening trip to the grocery store hardly a minute before the sky unzipped. This area is still recovering from Ida; I have to take an alternate route down to Flemington because two of the roads are closed off still. I should take my camera and go visit Lower Landsdown Lane, to see if my favorite old Phoenix Column bridge is OK.




I’m still upset with Biden’s vax mandate, a complete reversal of what he said he had no power to do a few months ago. Pelosi etc said similar, yet here we are. Somewhere around half the country is not interested in these jabs. No faith in the government, which has flip flopped constantly on every aspect of this pandemic since the beginning. Pulling the plug on the J&J “clotshot” for a couple weeks didn’t help public confidence. Nor did the FDA’s 3 card monte approach to approving the Pfizer vax. But running out of patience, throwing out a mandate to businesses, trying to get a huge chunk of the workforce to become unemployed is the WORST possible approach imaginable. “Never underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to f*** things up” - Barry Soerto Hussein Obama. Now that France and Germany are practically rioting in the streets over their passport/mandate situation, and the UK has simply dumped their passport scheme as unworkable, it’s beyond high time the USA should face medical reality. An enormous number of us - at least a third of the population, probably quite a bit more - has already had one flavor or another of this dipship virus and recovered. They have sufficient immunity. So let’s prove it. Churn out the T-cell tests by the millions and test everyone who is not vaccinated. Not just those who are carrying around their report card from when they had a positive test result. That’s stupid, as at least half the folks who have had this never even knew it, or wrote it off as a sniffle and never ran to get the not-exactly-accurate PCR test. And it’s been 2 years now (as we “just” found out that the virus was over here before September 2019), so most of those who survived the first wave probably are no longer saturated with antibodies. Who cares, as antibodies are only part of the proof, and a lesser part. It’s the T-cell thing that matters. So test all of these people that way, and give them the green light if they have immunity. Otherwise the morons in DC are going to kill the economy AGAIN. And for those who may not have natural immunity, but who are somehow still “covid naive” at this point, never having had the virus, let’s fix the stupid EUA rule to allow for multiple treatments and preventatives during pandemics that have shown a reasonable amount of real world success, or have passed trials, here or in in other parts of the world, along with the vaccines. All it takes is the swipe of a pen. And it’s following the real science. Big Pharm has made enough billions by now. It’s time to put the health of the citizens at the forefront. Fudge, that’s the only thing that ever should have mattered here, from the very beginning. Using this virus as a political weapon, as a divisive and nearly violent societal wedge is both asinine and abhorrent. Knock it off already.




Ok, it looks like my breakfast cookies are cool enough to eat. I made oatmeal raisin cookies the other night, but had to be creative as we didn’t have quite enough raisins or brown sugar on hand. So I baked about 3/4 of the batch, and it was past bedtime by the time they were cool. So I did a foolish thing, and piled them up on a plate and inverted a big mixing bowl over them to keep the cats off. Which means that plate of cookies turned into a big soggy lump overnight. Hey, they eat just the same. This morning I baked up the last dozen, and they’ve been cooling on the parchment paper for an hour now. I’m not going to pile them up at all. 


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A Useful Link

I had to call the IRS today. Good luck with that.

After transferring me from one voice to another, they put me in the queue where I waited for 54 minutes, my brain turning to Maypo™ from the plinky plink elevator music coming through the phone. Finally, a human answered, and told me that they had my information but I had to call back tomorrow, as their computers were down and they could not process my request right now.

But should you ever have to actually try to talk to the IRS, here’s a link to some of their phone numbers. You will not find these on the IRS web pages, no matter how hard you search.

The IRS says they are open from 7am to 7pm, your local time.


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September 11, 2021

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Never Forget. Never Forgive. Never Surrender.


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yeah, you already knew this


Fauci Is A Greasy Weasel

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. public health official, said that a new study regarding so-called natural immunity following COVID-19 infection is provoking discussion among government experts.

The real-world study, conducted by Israeli researchers, found that previous COVID-19 infection confers better protection against infection and hospitalization than COVID-19 vaccines.
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Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked Friday about the research in the context of convincing people who have natural immunity, or recovered from COVID-19, to get vaccinated.

“I get calls all the time people say, ‘I’ve already had COVID, I’m protected.’ And now the study says maybe even more protected than the vaccine alone. Should they also get the vaccine? How do you make the case to them?” Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked Fauci during an appearance on CNN.

“I don’t have a really firm answer for you on that,” Fauci responded.

“That’s something that we’re going to have to discuss regarding the durability of the response. The one thing that paper from Israel didn’t tell you is whether or not—as high as the protection is with natural infection—what’s the durability compared to the durability of a vaccine? So it is conceivable that you got infected, you’re protected, but you may not be protected for an indefinite period of time,” he continued.

“So I think that is something that we need to sit down and discuss seriously because you very appropriately pointed out, it is an issue, and there could be an argument for saying what you said.”

What greaseball hair splitting Fauci is not bothering to mention is that at least 15 other studies have shown the same thing as the Israeli study showed. I blogged about that the other week. See the Horowitz paper at Glenn Beck.

But even more to the point, Fauci is not mentioning the studies that have shown that natural/acquired immunity lasts quite some time. 10 months in one study from Korea, because that’s as long as they looked before publishing. At least as long in several other studies, for the same reason. Not to mention that multiple studies have found that natural immunity to the original SARS, a virus far more deadly and at least 80% similar to SARS Cov-2, is still going strong after more than 17 years. Nor did he bring up the other big handful of papers that found that vaccine titer levels - the amount of antibodies in a sample of fluid, usually blood, - fall of significantly after 4 to 6 months, depending on the particular vaccine.

The guy is a slick dick weasel. An honest leader of a medical crisis would be up to speed on ALL the latest research, and would able to connect Dot 1 from Paper 1 to Dot 2 from Paper 2, and would not hide this from the public.




The following are just the tips of the icebergs. There’s plenty more out there than these links


papers on the longevity of natural immunity:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/07/19/antibodies-from-covid-infection-last-at-least-nine-months-study-finds/?sh=74dd3e3f543d
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/12/two-studies-find-covid-19-antibodies-last-8-months
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01442-9
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/south-korean-studies-suggest-antibodies-protect-covid-19/story?id=70312111
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/3/20-4543_article



papers explaining various kinds of immunity:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/28/vaccine-effectiveness-for-delta-immune-system-explained.html



papers on the waning efficacy of vaccine immunity:
https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/new-evidence-covid-19-antibodies-vaccines-less-effective-against-variants/
https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210816/vaccines-wane-system-fights-delta
https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhaseltine/2020/12/22/the-moderna-vaccines-antibodies-may-not-last-as-long-as-we-hoped/


For someone presented by the media and the government as the foremost expert, the guy who knows so much his decisions carry massive weight around the entire world, the highest paid government employee on earth, I don’t think it’s any stretch of expectations that he be aware of all of this, and exceptionally transparent and forthright about it.

hahaha Drew, you so niave.



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September 10, 2021

It was a Tuesday.

A lovely clear and slightly cool early day in Fall.

I was working in Bedminster NJ, so my commute was pretty easy. Get on Rt78E just down the hill from where we lived, travel 15 miles into the morning sun, get off on Rt287N, dive across 4 lanes of highway, take the first exit and then drive through town. I was on a busy-work project, so getting in on time wasn’t that important. Traffic was typically NJ heavy at first, so I put in a CD in my Saturn. Traffic congestion often made me feel claustrophobic in those days, and some good music would be a calming distraction. A few miles into my commute and I started seeing cars pulled off to the side of the road. I didn’t think a thing about it, except that it made my drive easier. Another few miles down the road and cars were pulled off everywhere. Something was going on.

I got to the office, and people were standing around looking weird, whispering. One of my coworkers was intensely staring at this computer screen. “What the heck is going on?” I asked him.

“Another plane has hit the towers.”, he tells me, “We’re at war.”



That was 20 years ago tomorrow. And now Biden has lost that war for us on purpose.

Another whole generation of children have been born and raised as America hating communists, even more than the several previous ones. The entire education system is little more than destructive political indoctrination, from K to PHD. Kids can’t read, can’t do math, can’t write, can’t think, deny history, don’t learn science ... but they’re encouraged to be self-hating freaks and queers, to deny their own natural gender, and to be unable to deal with the slightest negative situation. But they know how to twerk, how to inhale detergent pods, and how to fist each other by 1st grade.

The majority population of this country and the culture it created is now seen as evil, the enemy. Our Founding Fathers, the epitomes of the Age of Reason, have been discredited and canceled. Our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence, the two greatest written documents in human history, now come with a warning label. We The People, the one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, are more divided than we ever feared to be possible, and this dishonest, corrupt, incompetent, psychotic government only amps up the hatred and division every single day.

There is no Rule of Law. Justice is for the rich and the protected feral minorities; both are beyond the law. Violent destructive crowds encouraged by the Left are without blame, but free citizens gathering at our Capital to redress their grievances are thrown in jail without bail or trial for 8 months. One was even executed for no other reason that her presence, and her murderer, identity hidden for months, fully exonerated in secret, is on TV being proud of his action. The courts are biased political operatives. Our elections are blatantly false, rigged by fiat actions that bypass the legitimate legislative process. Because of a pandemic that isn’t one. And they get away with it, mountains of evidence and testimony ignored.

We have very little liberty left, and the latest angry mandate from our senile, criminal, pedophile “leader” is attempting to remove that very last vestige of freedom, the sanctity of your own body, by trying to force the remaining half the population to be injected with a gene therapy “vaccine” that is already mostly outmoded, has some rare but severe side effects, and (slick lies from the FDA notwithstanding, as there is none of the actual {approved} Comirnaty secret sauce to be had) at no fiscal risk to the makers of this poison, the governments that demand it, or the employers who are forcing their employees - under duress - to get the jabs or lose their jobs. And half the population, already jabbed and perhaps ruing their choice when they realize they’ve been played for the fools that they are when they get the damn virus anyway and find themselves dying at 4 times the rate of us evil “anti-vaxxers”, isn’t merely accepting of this behavior, but actively rooting for it. Their hatred is unbound and incandescent and they will not even listen to the science that they claim the rest of us won’t follow. Laws, freedom, respect? Flush that shit. Mass. Delusional. Insanity.

We didn’t just lose the Global War On Terror. We have lost our nation, and we have lost our souls.



Is there even a single ray of hope, or is that just more of a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? More mirrors and smoke, that smoke being easily blown up our arses due to our conveniently already prone position on our knees? Empty virtue signaling token objections from the worthless do-nothing Surrender Party to once again keep the prostrate sheep from remembering that they have teeth and hooves?

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Related: President Trump speaks from Shanksville PA, last year. This is the TLDR version. You will never be forgotten

Same speech, unedited, without the music. President Trump’s full remarks begin at the 37:54 mark.


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Because he cares, that’s why

Resident Biden* to deliver canned remote speech at 9/11 memorials in NY, DC, PA

The worthless leaking shitbucket won’t even attend.

President Biden is set to attend events at all three 9/11 memorial sites — in New York City, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon — on the twentieth the anniversary of the attacks tomorrow. We can be thankful that he will not give a live speech to commemorate the anniversary. Rather, he will instead speak in “in the form of a video in advance — or if that will be available that day, I should say,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. We can look forward to yet another animatronic performance.

What are we to make of this? Biden’s handlers in the White House daycare operation know that the epic humiliation of the United States for which he bears responsibility was to be celebrated tomorrow as a great victory. Now they don’t dare. Indeed, they seek to turn our attention elsewhere.

Relegating his remarks to video, Biden’s handlers also mitigate the risk of the unexpected and shield him from the disrespectful gibes that have emerged spontaneously elsewhere. Biden declines to take Marc Thiessen’s advice to stay away from the memorial events tomorrow, but his handlers know Thiessen is on to something and speaks for many of us.

no, no, no, you’ve got it all wrong, man. He’s not attending any of these because he has such a busy schedule. And these aren’t priority events. So he’ll send in a video. If he has time.

Crivens.



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September 9, 2021

Biden Announces Vaccine Mandate

GFY you drooling pedophile retard. You don’t have this authority.

President Joe Biden formally announced his plan to force companies with more than 100 employees to vaccinate workers against the coronavirus or test them weekly and dismissed concerns about encroaching on personal freedoms.

“This is not about freedom or personal choice,” Biden said during a Thursday address to the nation.



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Good News From Afghanistan!!

The Taliban has painted over the George Floyd memorial.


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Class Act Of The Day. Not.

United Airlines has a vaccination mandate. They are allowing people to take a religious exemption.

ICYMI, “Religion” has been simplified these days to mean “a strongly held philosophical belief”, not adherence to any particular faith.

People who are given a religious exemption are then suspended without pay. Oops, sorry my bad, they are put on unpaid leave. So no work, no pay, probably no benefits. Since they haven’t been fired or furloughed, they can’t collect unemployment. This isn’t even the dirty deal of “assumed to resign” which other dirtbag companies are using to drub people unwilling to get the jabs because of personal choice.

Does this smell like a massive religious discrimination lawsuit?

United said Wednesday if an employee’s request for a religious exemption is denied, they must be vaccinated within five weeks of the denial notice and get the first shot by Sept. 27, or they will be terminated.


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Poll: 70% Of Unvaxxed Will Quit If Mandated

A new poll suggests a significant share of unvaccinated Americans may be resistant to COVID-19 vaccine mandates put in place by their employer.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll asked unvaccinated workers whose employers have yet to impose a vaccine mandate what they were likely to do if getting vaccinated was required to go into the workplace.

The poll found 16 percent of unvaccinated workers would get the shot, 35 percent would ask for a medical or religious exemption and 42 percent would quit their job.

When asked what they would do if they weren’t given an exemption to opt out of the requirement, 18 percent of those surveyed said they would comply and 72 percent said they would quit.

More than half of Americans surveyed, however, favored businesses requiring employees who go into the workplace to be vaccinated, with 52 percent supporting the idea and 44 percent opposed.

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The Post-ABC poll was conducted by phone between Aug. 20-Sept. 1 among 1,066 U.S. adults with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Read between the lines: a) this is a small sample of barely 1000 people, and b) a 3.5% margin of error means that the 52% mandate YES | 44% mandate NO could just as easily be 48.5% YES | 47.5% NO. Which means the situation is pretty much split 50:50.



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Wednesday, September 7, 2021

Resident Dumbo Pimps The Agenda

So Joe Biden comes to our area, looks at all the flooding from Ira, and blames global warming and climate change.


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — President Joe Biden witnessed firsthand the devastation of Tropical Storm Ida on Somerset County as he set foot in Hillsborough and Manville on Tuesday.

“The losses that we witnessed today are profound. Dozens of lost lives, homes destroyed in Manville including by gas leaks triggered by flooding… damaged infrastructure including the rail system,” said Biden during a press conference at Somerset County’s Emergency Operation Center in Hillsborough. “My thoughts are with all those families affected by the storm and all those families who lost loved ones.”

The catastrophic damage endured by Somerset County and the rest of New Jersey is similar to what Biden said he is seeing across the country and what he believes is linked to global warming.

“Every part of the country is getting hit by extreme weather,” said Biden. “It is not just to get back to normal but to get back to a place where the damage would be considerably less… This is an opportunity. I think the country has finally acknowledged the fact that global warming is real and it is moving at an incredible pace. We got to do something about it.”

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” - Mark Twain. 

Guess why? Because it’s the weather, and you can’t do anything about it. And never could, and never will be able to.

During the night of the storm on Sept. 1, Somerset County first responders fielded 13,000 calls, of those 5,000 were 911 calls. The county also reported 520 air and water rescues from vehicles or homes, 170 fire alarms, 8 explosions, and countless automobile accidents and injuries, according to Robinson.

Included in those calls were explosions to homes in Somerville and Manville and an explosion to a restaurant in Manville.

As of Tuesday, the death toll in Somerset County is five and 26 overall in New Jersey. There are also four missing New Jersey residents. In Somerset County, two deaths were reported in Hillsborough and three in Bridgewater.

6 people died here in Hunterdon County. 5 drowned, and 1 may have electrocuted himself hooking up a generator during the storm. Somerset is the next county over to the east from us. Both counties got approved for FEMA assistance, but a couple other counties that had significant damage didn’t. Nobody knows why yet, but our super duper pooper scooper governor Murphy is on it.  He and OJ are hunting down the real killers as we speak. 

The problem with the climate change = more storms narrative is that it’s crap. For those who actually follow the science, the real science, it turns out that we’re actually getting fewer storms, and those are of less ferocity.

Yet despite what you may have heard, Atlantic hurricanes are not becoming more frequent. In fact, the frequency of hurricanes making landfall in the continental U.S. has declined slightly since 1900.

Airplanes and satellites have dramatically increased the number of storms that scientists can spot at sea today, making the frequency of landfall hurricanes—which were reliably documented even in 1900—a better statistic than the total number of Atlantic hurricanes.

This is because what was “observable” in 1900 (or even 1960 or 1975) is a joke compared to today’s world, where satellites can tell you every time a sea gull farts, where it was, and how warm.

Remember when the weather forecasters first got hold of Doppler radar, and suddenly every thunderstorm was a tornado-spawning possible emergency? That’s because until just a few years ago, Science really didn’t know how the air currents really worked inside a thunderstorm.
Wednesday, September 5, 2021


A curtain call far, far off Broadway


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Wednesday, September 3, 2021

[ old posts are now in the MORE area, “below the fold”:




[ sorry, snipping off old posts sometimes messes up the html. trying to stay on top of it ]April 9, 2021

You’ve got to watch this one.

It’s the Coronavirus Rhapsody. Not by Queen. It’s a bit dated, as it came out in March 2020. I have no idea how I missed this for all this time.



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This post is NOT a joke.

Australia has gone around the bend into total totalitarianism.

They are a police state. Nazis. With concentration camps.

And the disarmed Aussies are either complacent or helpless to do anything about it. They are prisoners in their own homes, prisoners in their own towns, prisoners in their own states, and prisoners on one great big island prison at the ass-end of the planet.

And It’s Only Going To Get Worse.

I read “www” every day. The puns can be really wretched ("We call her aoc because she’s against capitalism") but the content is often outstanding.


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Don’t Mess With The Ron

Florida Will Fine Anyone $5000 Who Demands Seeing A Vax Passport

Sic ‘em DeSantis, sic ‘em good.

The Florida Department of Health says it will issue $5,000 fines to businesses, government agencies and government institutions that violate the state’s ban on so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”

The state agency published the rule, entitled “Penalties for COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation Requirements,” which is set to take effect September 16, 2021.

The rule would impose the $5,000 fine “per individual and separate violation,” and would require that the fines be paid within 30 days.

“Promises made, promises kept,” DeSantis spokesperson Taryn Fenske said Wednesday.

Naturally, there’s at least one retard Democrat against it, who won’t Follow The Actual Science

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the state’s only statewide elected Democrat and a candidate hoping to challenge DeSantis for governor next year, was critical of the fines.

“Governor DeSantis is retaliating against Floridians who are trying to protect themselves and their communities from COVID-19,” Fried said in an emailed statement. “This not only goes against common sense — it’s also an insult to the free market principles that he claims to champion.”

The fine does not affect businesses that mandate vaccines for their employees.



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Would LL-37 be a good number for a destroyer if the Navy developed a Variant class of those ships?

Maybe, but MXB-9 sounds more high tech. Unless that’s a computer model from Dell, or some kind of dirt bicycle race?

Yes, this is a joke. A real stretch. LL-37 is the name of a natural human peptide used to combat infection. These are modeled by created Maxwell peptoids.

Peptoids are like peptides but they don’t break down as quickly. First discovered 35 years ago, and then 15 months ago, and then last week, they burrow right through nearly all kinds of encapsulated viruses and blow them apart.

So peptoids can cure herpes simplex, and warts, and SARS, and SARS-Cov-2, and a host of other nasties too.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2021/august/possible-new-antivirals-against-covid-19-herpes.html

https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8247/14/4/304/htm

Our previous results demonstrated that LL-37 disrupted the membrane of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpes Virus (KSHV). Thus, we hypothesized that these peptoids, which are simplified structural mimics of natural antimicrobial peptides, would act through a similar biophysical mechanism. To examine this, we treated HSV-1 with peptoids, followed by electron microscope imaging of the peptoid-treated viral particles. Using negative staining EM (Figure 3A) we observed disruption of the viral membrane in all treated samples, compared with virus that was treated with PBS alone.

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To determine whether the peptoids acted through a similar membrane-dependent mechanism as with HSV-1, we treated SARS-CoV-2 with the two active peptoids (MXB-4 and MXB-9) followed by visualization by Cryo-EM. While SARS coronaviruses to do not exhibit the well-formed hexagonal capsids observed in HSV-1 [35], we observed numerous partially disrupted envelopes as well as what appear to be unenveloped nucleocapsids (Figure 5). We did not observe these structures in the control samples, suggesting that the peptoids are acting through a similar membrane-disruptive mechanism on both types of virus.

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The cultures were tested in the presence of increasing concentrations of MXB-4, MXB-5 and MXB-9 for 3 h, applied to the apical surface. Viability was monitored using the MTT assay. The results in Figure 6 show no observable cytotoxicity as assessed by this metabolic assay, at any concentration up to 256 µg/mL



Studies of Kaposi’s Sarcoma lead to the discovery of AIDS and HIV back in the late 1970s. It’s a viral cancer caused by a rare herpes virus, HHV-8 (aka KSHV). Nasty nasty stuff.

[ actually, MXB-9 is one of those maleness enhancement products, sold in Japan, claims FDA approval.  So it might work even better as a name for a destroyer, if the Navy ever decides to man up again. ]

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So I’ve got ZBB’s Chicken Fried playing half a dozen or more times a day here. It’s so positive, upbeat, appreciative, and patriotic. Plus the guitars sound great and it’s a happy dance-able tune. Gets me through reading the endless terrible news.

So she comes home last night ( her music tastes run to disco, Frank Sinatra, disco, pop tunes from the 70s and 80s, disco, Dianna Krall, Red Hot Chile Peppers, dreary jazz music good for committing suicide to, and disco ) and she’s like “what’s this hillbilly bullshit this time?”

Well I’ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my woman’s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother’s love
Well its funny how it’s the little things in life that mean the most
Not where you live or what you drive or the price tag on your clothes
There’s no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I’ve come to know
So if you agree have a drink with me
Raise you glasses for a toast
To a little bit of chicken fried

yeah, totally deplorable redneck clinger crap, I’m sure.

Fine. I’ll play Where the boat leaves from instead. Hey, island style music. Done by clayfoot hillbillies though who sing with a twang. And there might be an evil banjo in there somewhere maybe. Banjos are nearly as anathema to her as bagpipes and hurdy-gurdys.

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Glad somebody noticed that somebody said something about somebody doing something that we’ve seen or heard no proof that it actually happened.

All those thousands of Americans that Mighty Joe Bite’em personally got out of Afghanistan? Where are the videos of them coming home??

Where are the news stories, even in their local papers?


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Still More Than A Bit Soggy Here In NJ





This is the TD Bank ballpark in Sommerville, where the Sommerville Patriots play. And it’s drowned.  It’s right next to the Rt287 highway, the ring road that encircles the NYC metropolitan area. The straight brown line of water in the left part of the picture is the main commuter rail line to NYC, the (in)appropriately named Bridgewater Station, for the entire western and northwestern part of NJ, including the trains that run down from Orange County NY. So those folks have to drive in, if they can. Good luck. And that big muddy area to the left of the train tracks is what’s left of the American Cyanamid SuperFund Site, amazingly polluted ground, now the responsibility of Pfizer. The land there is very low and flat. Swampy. Just over half a mile to the south is the full Raritan River, about 20 miles downstream from the South Branch of the Raritan that runs through my little town of Clinton. A few miles west of Sommerville the South Branch joins with the North Branch, and then the Millstone River comes in from the southwest. So it’s a pretty significant river at that point, heading down to now somewhat flooded Rutgers University and then out to sea into Raritan Bay on the south side of Staten Island.

That whole piece of eastern north-central New Jersey is a flood plain of the Raritan, always has been. And all the low towns there flood regularly, always have.
Here’s another link showing nearby areas, major flooding in the appropriately named Lost Valley area.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9M5mz5wQZo

NJ barely had a chance to drain off after Henri came through the week before. At this point the death toll is 25 for the Ida devastation.

Worst film choice of the day would be A River Runs Through It?

The waters fell quickly here in Clinton, and by Thursday afternoon the 3 streets that are our downtown were mostly drained. Mostly. We had more than 9” of rain in the course of 4 hours, plus rain before and after.

But it’s over. Yesterday was sunny and cool, and today is sunny and cooler, being a brisk 53° outside here this morning. “And just like that”, says Forrest, “summer was over.”

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It doesn’t help much that buildings keep exploding around here either, in the middle of a flood, even without any help from the local tornadoes we keep having this summer. And then that burns down the houses around it. Fun times. NOT.

All of the explosions are believed to have been caused by gas leaks because of floodwaters.

The Saffron restaurant had been flooded by water from the Millstone River. As of Friday at 9:45 a.m., the river is still flooding at 13.77 feet high. It had reached a record high of 23.75 feet on Thursday morning, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Oh yeah? I’ll see your South African variant, and raise you another immunity evasion!


Next up in the viral fear porn list is variant Mu (myoo), the B.1.621 from Columbia.

A new SARS-CoV-2 variant of interest looms as recently identified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Does this mutant variant represent more risk to the world’s population, like the Delta variant? Just recently included in the WHO watchlist on August 30, the “Mu” variant or B.1.621 has been detected in at least 39 countries to date. Reports are that this particular variant involves a cluster of mutations, raising the concern that the pathogen could more easily evade the immune protection afforded by natural immunity or vaccination. The variant was first discovered in Columbia at the start of 2021.

WHO recently reported on its pandemic bulletin that Mu “has a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape.” Some initial data indicate that the variant may evade immune defenses much like the Beta variant when first identified in South Africa. More data is, of course, required for a better understanding.

The usual pile of maybes, mights, and possiblys. STFU.

But to be fair, Fau Chi says Mu is not a threat to the US. Well, that’s what he says today. Not an immediate threat.

Fauci also said during the briefing that he “would not at all be surprised” if three doses of vaccine are required for Americans to be fully protected against the coronavirus.

“I must say from my own experience as an immunologist, I would not at all be surprised that the adequate full regimen for vaccination will likely be three doses,” Fauci said.

“If it is durable, then you’re going to have very likely a three-dose regimen being the routine regimen,” Fauci said, adding he would leave it up to other officials to determine how many doses of the vaccine should be taken.

“If it is durable.” What a weasel. The damn jabs are good for 5 months, tops. So it will be 3. And then 3 plus a booster. And then another booster come late winter. And on and on.


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Podcast star Joe Rogan has the ‘rona, is taking ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, and NAD (an anti-aging supplement) for it.



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Media reacts in typical lockstep fashion. Horse de-wormer!! How dare you!!




https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joe-rogan-covid-19-ivermectin-treatment/
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/a-doctor-explains-why-joe-rogans-covid-treatment-plan-doesnt-make-any-sense/ar-AAO2k8S
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/2021/09/01/austin-based-comedian-joe-rogan-recovering-covid-19/5689734001/
https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/1033485152/joe-rogan-covid-ivermectin


I think the MSM must be run by those blockhead Critical Social Justice wokester morons. You can’t discuss or debate them, you can’t argue with them, you can’t show them something new and get them to learn from it, you can’t anything. They are zealot automatons.

Here’s an hour long read telling you that CSJW folks are infantile idiots who need a daily spanking. Of course he doesn’t say that, just points out endlessly how Total Fail their worldview is.  I’ve been seeing a very similar thing with Covid treatments since March 2020. It’s like the 3 “wise” monkeys, only the classic one with his hands over his mouth now has a megaphone and screams “nur nur nur nah nah nah” endlessly to drown out any sounds other than his own.

I watched the biggest covid outbreak ever happen in India earlier this year, and I watched the numbers shoot up in all of their states. Then I learned how the state of Uttar Pradesh got into Ivermectin, and I watched cases, deaths, and hospitalizations there drop like a rock in a couple weeks. And the exact same thing happened in several other states in India when they adopted it too. We are talking enormous numbers of cases and treatments, as India has an nearly infinite population.  And this was not even the 10th nation to be saved by ivermectin at that time. But there’s no proof because FDA and MSM here say there’s no proof, even though it’s been proven in so many cases, probably far more than a million worldwide. Not to mention 5 dozen or more medical studies and trials. But you can talk to a brick wall all day, and it still won’t hear you.


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Afghan Refugees Will Get The Ivermectin You Can’t Have

CDC guidelines recommend it for all refugees coming from Asia and other areas. Ok, it’s not for the Covid, it’s for all the other endemic ailments they have, but whaddya know, those grubby towelies won’t have the ‘rona by the time they get here. They also get shots for Hepatitis B, tetanus, diptheria, menangitis, MMR, and if they’re young they get the pertussis (whooping cough) and polio vaxes too.

Yeah, because that Ivermectin stuff is totally unproven. And just for animals. And dangerous. And it doesn’t work anyway.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2021

Holy Shiite

“Yes, we are fucking abandoning them”

“You guys left American citizens at the gate of the Kabul airport,” Yon wrote Tuesday to the commander. “Three empty jets paid for by volunteers were waiting for them. You and I talked on the phone. I told you where they were. Gave you their passport images. And my email and phone number. And you left them behind.”

He added: “Great job saving yourselves. Probably get a lot of medals.”

Yon’s account, backed by three dozen text and email exchanges with frontline Army officials in Afghanistan, stands in sharp contrast to the claims of the Biden White House that U.S. citizens would not be left behind in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

While Biden, Psaki, and the DC BS machine continue to spew nonsense, ace combat reporter and Special Forces veteran Michael Yon was there on the ground, trying to get Americans out. Americans delivered to the airport by the Taliban, and refused entry by the US military.

What. The. Fuck.

The correspondent noted that the private group heard differently from a lieutenant colonel (O-5): “Given we had comms with an O-5 on the ground, that means CENTCOM C3 is s--t, or someone is lying.”

Text messages viewed by Just the News showed the helper group describing their efforts — and failures.

One man wrote how he spoke to the American mother, and sent photos of her family’s passports to Americans inside the airport.

“The Americans recognize it’s her and agree but I’ve been told General Milley won’t let them in,” the man texted.

The helper group strategized on whether they should send money, how much, and to whom. Ultimately, the family did not get into the airport.

“We get them to the gate, and the U.S. Army completely fails this saying, ‘Oh, we can’t do it, because the Department of the State tells us we can’t do it,” Yon told Just the News.

Others have reported similar situations at the airport.

Heads need to roll. Literally. Chop chop.



Strongly related: https://bustednuckles.com/2021/09/02/and-none-dare-call-it-treason/



Not what I’d call a proper Appeal To Authority line of logic, but Ace strongly agrees:

Besides, even if Biden were removed, look who you’d get to replace him. No, what happened in Afghanistan is high treason. What happened on November 3rd culminating in January 6th is also high treason. The problem is those who committed both those acts are not about to line themselves up in front of a firing squad or march up the gallows and ring their necks en masse, despite the fact that that is exactly what is required.
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Justice will not be served until Joe Biden, the fools at the Pentagon, DOD, Foggy Bottom, every agency and every bureaucracy in DC, the entire Democrat Party and anyone and everyone who conspired and still conspires with them are removed from power and prevented from holding any elective or appointed office. In point of fact, justice will not be served until he and a great many of the aforementioned are dangling from the gallows.



Naturally, the realization that this screw up was planned, and that the planning took quite some time, and damn near everyone at the top was part of it, and that the whole thing was sold as a big lie, is finally coming to light. And it started at the top. No, not Biden, encouraging the president of trashcanistan to lie, but higher than that, with whoever (Obama, Lynne, Clinton, Soros?) who is running that dribbling sock puppet.

President Joe Biden in a July 23 phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Afghanistan to “project a different picture” of the U.S. military withdrawal “whether it is true or not,” according to a transcript leaked by a noble patriot who risked his or her life to tell the American people the truth about our reckless commander in chief.

“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden told Afghan president Ashraf Ghani during the 14-minute phone call. “There’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

Ghani, who fled the country three weeks later as the Taliban advanced toward Kabul, urged Biden to authorize American air support to assist the Afghan army, which was “facing a full-scale invasion.” The president declined, suggesting instead that Afghan leaders hold a press conference to “change [the] perception” that the Taliban was on the verge of taking over the country.

Biden’s repeated efforts to pressure Ghani into making false or misleading statements about the situation in Afghanistan, especially during a conversation about U.S. financial and military assistance, is likely to arouse concern among American voters who oppose corruption and abuses of powers from their leaders.

There were plenty of other lies too. No kidding.

this is not good for my blood pressure.


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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

A whole new season of bowling blogging!!

We had the first night of Old Guys league tonight. I didn’t get put on the team I thought I was going to get. I didn’t get to bowl with the 2 guys I recruited from Summer League. Instead I got put with a different bunch, one who is the anchor who is a really good bowler that I know slightly. The other is a much older fellow who isn’t that with it, whom I’ve bowled against now and again for several years. And the third guy is somebody I was on a team with a few times ... probably 16 years ago. We weren’t close, but we do go back. So we were up against the team that came in first last season, so I hit the ground running. The alley finally got around to cleaning and sanding the approaches, which hasn’t been done since before the pandemic. They were really sticky and foul, and now they’re smooth as glass. Zero traction. Took a bit of getting used to. So I wound up bowling gently, and tried to focus on getting my thumb out, not overturning my hand, and coming up through the ball. I managed most of that. I’ve got a 176 book average in that league from last year. I threw a 212 the first game. Then I got stupid and was throwing my regular ball in the middle of game 2, and it wasn’t working. So I went back to rolling low and slow, and recovered from my 4 open frames in a row in the middle of game to finish with a 176. Kept my focus in the third game, and marked frames 1 - 9, blowing the 10th frame when I hit for 8, left 2 in the right corner, and only picked up 1 so I left an open. This gave me a 203, which is pretty good, but if I’d marked I would have had a 600 series. Instead I messed up with “only” a 591. 63 over average. So that’s still pretty good. We won game 1 and game 3, thanks to my old teamie Nate who was bowling for average and didn’t roll well in games 2 and 3. It was good for me to compete hard against a really good team. And the guys I bowled with this summer were in the lane next to us; their new teammates are guys I was on teams with for years. Maybe I was showing off a bit for them ... I went over to talk to them and said “welcome to the bigs”. Cool.


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So whatever is left of Ida is being wrung out over Clinton tonight. It’s raining like mad. It’s been raining pretty hard since early this afternoon. Downtown is all coned off, probably somewhat flooded. Clinton is a 3 street town where two rivers come together on the back of town to form the South Branch of the Raritan River, which drains down from the north almost to Warren County, and then takes in the narrow but deep stream that runs along the other side of town 2 streets over called the Beaver Brook. So there’s plenty of water going past our famous Red Mill, over our famous damn, and under Lowethorpe’s famous iron 1878 bridge. And then even more water comes in, but that all heads down towards Flemington. With all this rain - we’ve probably had 6” of it so far, the rivers rise. Hopefully things aren’t too bad down there. The place was under several feet of flood water for several days when the previous hurricane came through. Can’t remember which one that was. It was before Sandy though.

Oh yeah, they’re getting it bad. River rose up around 7:30 and it’s getting worse by the hour.

Lucky us, living half a mile away from the rivers and at least 100 feet uphill. The highway is mostly flooded too, just because the water can’t drain away fast enough. We still have power. Oooh, I’ll have to call the dentist tomorrow to see if the roads are open. Gosh, floods, can’t come in for my appointment, too bad so sad.


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San Diego Tries To Kill Free Speech
Because Covid, Of Course

San Diego — After a 15-hour-long, sometimes rancorous meeting, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a measure declaring medical misinformation a public health crisis.

The board voted 3-2 after more than 250 people signed up and most spoke against the motion, saying it would lead to restrictions on free speech and other violations of personal freedoms.

The Board of Supervisors considered the new designation in an effort to turn up the spotlight on accurate medical information and discourage people from heeding inaccurate or misleading information, especially as the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to surge and some people continue to push back against pandemic restrictions and vaccination efforts, officials said.

The action makes San Diego County the first in the nation to name medical misinformation as a public health crisis, Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said.

Supervisors Jim Desmond and Joel Anderson, both Republicans, voted no on the measure, while Fletcher and Supervisors Nora Vargas and Tera Lawson-Remer, all Democrats, voted in favor.

“Nothing in this measure would take away anyone’s right to say whatever they want to say,” Fletcher said.

Instead the measure would create platforms for local medical authorities to counter the misinformation, and it would direct the county to follow the recommendations of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy in his advisory “Confronting Health Misinformation.”

Right. So whatever the federal flunky says is the Real And Only Truth and everything else is misinformation. It won’t matter if the RAOT does a 180 tomorrow, that will be tomorrow’s RAOT.

Contrary to the results of many clinical trials and the follow-up data on millions of vaccinated individuals, protesters said they believe the vaccines are more dangerous than the virus. Many also claimed masks pose more health risks than benefits.

False claims about the vaccines also have circulated widely on social media, and detractors continue to post disproven criticisms about vaccine safety.

Misinformation about the COVID-19 shots includes “unfounded notions that the vaccines don’t work, that they contain microchips, that people should rely on their ‘natural immunity’ instead of being vaccinated, that the vaccines cause miscarriages,” the board letter states.

Let me clear all this misinformation up quickly, bolded point by point:

It is or may be just as bad.  Certainly seems to have a boatload of issues and a higher death rate than all other vax’s combined for the last 3 decades.

They do, and the benefits are minuscule and fleeting. The masks you can buy are worthless. Read the side of the box Einstein. Plus none of them fit and nobody wears them properly. Even a genuine N95 loses efficacy once it becomes dampened from you breathing through it.

They don’t (well not for more than a few months, or else we wouldn’t be talking breakthroughs, 3rd jabs and boosters, now would we?). And they don’t create herd immunity; look at the outbreak situation in Israel, where nearly everyone is fully vaccinated.

They might but I doubt it (but the magnetic thing is real, whether from metallic contamination or from odd ingredients). And do you really accept that nearly microscopic stainless steel shavings got into the vials by accident, in what has to be the cleanest and most sterile assembly lines on earth??

They should as it’s been proven beyond any possible doubt, which has been known for hundreds of years. Real immunity is broad and deep and lasts many many years. Vaccine injected “immunity” is artificial, narrow, shallow, and tapers off in a few months. Duh, boosters and 3rd jabs for a reason??!!??

and They do (just look at VAERS). Miscarriages, menstrual abnormalities, excessive clotting in breeding age women. Though rare, there are still plenty of reported cases. Thousands of them.

Everything they say is misinformation is true, or very close to it. And SD can go take a hike.


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Yes (West) Virgina, There Is A Santa Claus Lighthouse

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It’s real, and it works



The only lighthouse in landlocked West Virginia is along the shore of Summersville Lake near the town of Mt. Nebo. It sort of started as a joke, turned into a nice recycling project, contains a neat piece of nearly forgotten history, and is now an official FAA recognized navigation aid.


Climb The Only Lighthouse In West Virginia For An Adventure The Whole Family Will Love

Here’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in the Mountain State: a lighthouse tour! West Virginia’s only lighthouse stands 104 feet tall (the equivalent of 10 stories high) and has 122 steps to reach the observation deck. From there, you’ll feel on top of the world with 360-degree views of Summersville Lake and the surrounding area.
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The lighthouse was erected in 2012 at Summersville Retreat and Lighthouse. It is constructed entirely of one-half-inch steel and is open to the public for tours.


A construction crew was installing wind turbines in Beech Ridge, a wind farm project in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and Summersville Lake Retreat in neighboring Mount Nebo became the summer home for one of the crew members. The Lake Retreat staff would admire the massive steel towers, their blades stretching half a football field, as they drove by each day. What if, someone asked, what if one of those towers found its way to us? We’d plant it high in the mountains, nestled between the trees, and disguise it as a lighthouse arching over Summersville Lake. It was really just a joke, an off-hand comment. But that joke would become the origin story for the Summersville Lake Lighthouse.

As luck—and bad weather— would have it, one of the giant towers had slipped from its moorings, sending it rolling 75 feet down a hill. It wasn’t suitable for wind power anymore, but it was perfect for a lighthouse. After some wheeling and dealing from the Summersville Lake Retreat, they were now the proud owners of a 100-foot, nearly 72,000-pound tower. It would soon become the Summersville Lake Lighthouse, once the new owners figured out how to construct it.

With the help of two 50-ton cranes, the tower was hoisted onto a truck and moved to the retreat, but it would take a team to transform it into a lighthouse. Enlisting the help of students and instructors from both the Fayette Institute of Technology and the Nicholas County Career & Technical Center, plans were drawn up to design the lighthouse’s lamp room and a spiral staircase with four landings.

But what’s a lighthouse without a light? In another happy accident, it turned out that the local airfield had a beacon in storage. That beacon turned out to be a vintage 1941 model that can be seen from over 30 miles away. And though it’s not guiding sailors, the lighthouse is still doing what lighthouses do best; The airfield helped register the Lighthouse with the Federal Aviation Administration as a navigational aid.

The small joke became a huge monument on October 17, 2012, and the state’s only working lighthouse. It stands 104 feet tall and towers 2,164 feet above sea level. It weighs 77,000 pounds, and the surrounding area can be viewed from its 360-degree observation deck (after climbing the lighthouse’s 122 steps).



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Last man out, turn off the lights



Yup, I’m still here. I haven’t posted in the last few days; I’ve been too upset over the deliberate debacle in trashcanistan. It just couldn’t be much worse. The most royal fuckup in US history. Leave it to the dems to pull defeat from the jaws of victory, again, as usual. And the stories just keep getting worse, from our helicopters being used as flying gallows, to women being burned to death for dressing “wrong”, to musicians being executed for being musicians, to even our military dogs being caged and left to starve. Who even knows how many of our people were left behind, but we sure evacuated more of their people, unvetted, than ever worked for us. It’s savage insanity over there. But one minor thing I’d point out: “we” didn’t leave $88 billion worth of arms for the Taliwhackers. Those arms outfitted the entire Afghan army, 300,000 of them (at least on paper). They dropped them and ran, instead of fighting the terrorists they had a 4:1 advantage over. And the atrocities are just beginning.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/army-unit-posts-photo-of-last-us-soldier-to-leave-afghanistan
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/americas-longest-war-over-last-military-plane-leaves-kabul
https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/31/animal-rights-groups-joe-biden-abandoned-dozens-of-service-dogs-in-afghanistan/


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This could be an amazing medical discovery, but don’t get your hopes up yet. Most of these things that work in the lab fail by the time they get to testing them on people. But who knows, miracles have to start somewhere.

Peptoids may kill most viruses, including Covid and herpes

ATLANTA, Ga. — Scientists have developed a drug that could be an antiviral cure for both sexually transmitted infections and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In animal experiments, researchers discovered that a medication that mimics immune system proteins successfully treats herpes. The small synthetic molecule may also defeat the coronavirus and many other kinds of infections. The “stable peptoid” is harder to break down that the real thing.

The team suggests that doctors could give such a treatment to airline passengers before a flight to protect them from COVID. Scientists expect clinical trials to begin within months. Vaccines alone won’t overcome the pandemic, making anti-viral therapies are just as vital.

“In the body, antimicrobial peptides such as LL-37 help keep viruses, bacteria, fungi, cancer cells and even parasites under control,” says principal investigator Dr. Annelise Barron of Stanford University in a media release.

These substances are not usually ideal drug candidates as they are quickly cleared by enzymes in the body. With that in mind, study authors emulated the key biophysical attributes of LL-37.

“Peptoids are easy to make,” Barron says. “And unlike peptides, they’re not rapidly degraded by enzymes, so they could be used at a much lower dose.”

Herpes causes cold sores and oral or genital STIs (sexually transmitted infections). The peptoids safely prevented herpes infections in mice when dabbed on their lips. Earlier tests on human cells grown in lab dishes showed the compounds also deactivated SARS-CoV-2 and HSV-1 — the viruses that cause COVID and herpes, respectively.

Scientists also designed the drugs to be non-toxic to people. They are simple and inexpensive to make with an automated synthesizer and readily available chemicals.

“You can make them almost as easily as you make bread in a bread machine,” the Stanford researcher adds.

Peptides consist of short sequences of amino acids, with side chains bonded to carbon atoms in the molecules’ backbone. This structure is easily broken apart by enzymes. In peptoids, the side chains are instead linked to nitrogens in the molecular backbone, forming a structure that resists enzymes.



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and just in time perhaps.

New South African Variant “Hyper-infective”

Scientists in South Africa have identified a new variant that “has all of the signatures of immune escape” and very well could be the source of the next variant-driven wave of COVID cases around the world.

The variant, known a C.1.2 - it isn’t important enough yet to deserve a Greek-letter shorthand - was first identified in May in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Gauteng, where Johannesburg and SA’s capital, Pretoria, are located.

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The most concerning thing about the new variant is that it possesses certain traits that might be “associated with increased transmissibility” and an increased ability to evade antibodies, the scientists said. “It is important to highlight this lineage given its concerning constellation of mutations.”

C.1.2. evolved from C.1., a lineage of the virus that dominated infections in the first wave of the virus in South Africa in mid-2020. It has between 44 and 59 mutations from the original virus detected in Wuhan in China, which is a surprisingly large number indicating advanced mutation.

Oh STFU already. Maybe, could be, might be. Fear porn. And if it isn’t, then get off your One World worthless government asses and get treatments out all across the planet. Billions of them. Right the hell now. They exist, they work, and you’ve kept them from nearly all of us. Psychotic asshats.

And we shouldn’t have to keep going to court to get such treatments, while people die. This happens time after time.


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Here’s something interesting. Looks like artistic censorship has been around a long, long time

Restored Vermeer Uncovers Painted Over Cupid

totally changes the meaning of the famous painting

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Johannes Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window (around 1657-59) has been released today by Dresden’s Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, fully revealing a hidden image of Cupid. The change to the composition in one of Vermeer’s most famous paintings is so great that the German museum is dubbing it a “new” Vermeer in publicity materials.

The painting has been in the museum’s collection for more than 250 years and the hidden Cupid had been known about since an x-ray in 1979 and infrared reflectography in 2009. It had been assumed that the artist himself had altered the composition by covering over the painting of Cupid.

In ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’, the picture of Cupid hangs on the back wall over and behind the girl (young woman) who is the subject of Vermeer’s painting. It covers more than half the vertical length of the picture and was clearly intended to be a major aspect of the work.

So, what exactly does the presence of the “portrait-within-a-portrait” of Cupid reveal? Nothing less than the actual meaning of the picture, according to the experts at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.

“With the recovery of Cupid in the background, the actual intention of the Delft painter can be recognized,’ museum director Stephan Koja told the Telegraph . “’Beyond the ostensibly amorous context, it is about a fundamental statement about the nature of true love.”

Koja explained that what the girl was reading was undoubtedly a love letter. Meanwhile, Cupid is carrying a bow and standing on top of two discarded masks. The masks would have represented the past denial of two people involved in a romantic relationship (the young woman reading the letter and the person who wrote it), which has been cast aside as they’ve now given in to their deep feelings of love and devotion.



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Then pay the money back you bastards. Right now.

Novavax, Funded By Warp Speed, Sets Up Production In India. No Vax For USA

When promising clinical trial results were reported for Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine, top doctors took notice. Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J completed their clinical trials, beating Novavax to the EUA punch bowl; but as doubts grew that AstraZeneca’s vaccine would ever be authorized here, people supposed Novavax would be next in queue, and there was real enthusiasm that by the time we were ready to contemplate boosters, Novavax could be in American syringes, ready to take the plunge.

Instead, Novavax is going into production at the Serum Institute of India in preparation for distribution in that nation, Indonesia, and The Philippines.  While a protein subunit vaccine is a gift to the world with virtues including storage at common refrigerator temperature, Novavax, inc. is strategically headquartered near our nation’s capital, and got into the COVID-19 vaccine effort with funding from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and ultimately from Operation Warp Speed.  What happened?

They have backed off their US EUA application several times now.


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August 26, 2021

Best Thing From Glenn Beck In A Decade

A paper by Daniel Horowitz

PLEASE READ THIS: 15 top notch studies show that natural immunity is way better than vaccine immunity

It’s short and to the point, and doesn’t bury you in obtuse medical terminology.

And such a total unexpected surprise: natural immunity works just fine, just like it always has, since forever. “It is known, Kahleesi”.


TLDR? Then here is the nut, without the shell:

As early as March 27, among the many accurate statements Dr. Fauci made before he became a political animal, he declared he was “really confident” in the immunity conferred by prior infection.

That was long before 17 months of data and dozens of studies confirmed that. Yet, today, there are thousands of doctors and nurses with infinitely better immunity than what the vaccines can confer who are losing their jobs during a staffing crisis for not getting the shots.

Just know that the big lie about natural immunity is perhaps the most verifiable lie, but it is likely not the only lie with devastating consequences we are being told about the virus, the vaccines, and alternative treatment options.

And there is a test, called the T-cell test, that can take a small blood sample and tell you if you have immunity, even if an antibody test comes up negative, as antibodies are only temporary things.

Oh, and did I mention this one? An article in Forbes, in which new analysis supports random public testing done well over a year ago:
Probably More Than A Third Of US Citizens Have Already Had The Covid

This was to December 2020. It’s now the end of August, so that number is probably well over 40% at this point. And don’t forget, kids under 12 hardly ever get it, and kids 12 - 19 only get it a bit. So for adults, that 40% could be way over 50%. Just saying.

UPDATE: SWEET SIXTEEN

Add another study to the list. Another one from Israel, where they search for the truth instead of adhering completely to political policy. But they adhere a little.

BNT162b2 is the Pfizer vaccine

This is a retrospective observational study, which means it’s a data analysis effort. This kind of work can be very helpful, sifting out the tons of data to find the golden nuggets hiding within. This is a preprint release, which means it hasn’t been given the peer review thing yet.

But this kind of analysis can chew through huge amounts of data. This one looked at more than three quarters of a million patients. That adds a lot of credence to their findings.

Overall, 673,676 MHS members 16 years and older were eligible for the study group of fully vaccinated SARS-CoV-2-naïve individuals; 62,883 were eligible for the study group of unvaccinated previously infected individuals and 42,099 individuals were eligible for the study group of previously infected and single-dose vaccinees.



Conclusions
This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity.

Individuals who were both previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 and given a single dose of the vaccine gained additional protection against the Delta variant.


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Results
SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to those previously infected, when the first event (infection or vaccination) occurred during January and February of 2021.

The increased risk was significant (P<0.001) for symptomatic disease as well. When allowing the infection to occur at any time before vaccination (from March 2020 to February 2021), evidence of waning natural immunity was demonstrated, though SARS-CoV-2 naïve vaccinees had a 5.96-fold (95% CI, 4.85 to 7.33) increased risk for breakthrough infection and a 7.13-fold (95% CI, 5.51 to 9.21) increased risk for symptomatic disease.

SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees were also at a greater risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations compared to those that were previously infected.

So they found that natural immunity is superior, and that people who had not had the virus but who had got the vaccine were far more likely to get the virus even after vaccination.

But they did toe the line a little, and noted that recovered patients had “waning immunity” ( fewer antibodies present ) over time, which could be recharged by just one round of the jabs. This was because ...

On March 2, 2021, The Israeli Ministry of Health revised its guidelines and allowed previously SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals to receive one dose of the vaccine, after a minimum 3-month-interval from the date of infection

Which means that for the first few months of the vaccination campaign, clear thinking heads in Israel did not allow recently recovered patients to get the vaccine, and limited them to just one dose once at least 3 months had passed since their recovery.


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The Sultan Pontificates

If we learn anything from Afghanistan, from Iraq, and from September 11, let it be this.

There have to be boundaries, physical and conceptual borders, between us and the rest of the world. American exceptionalism can’t be a narcissistic belief that everyone ought to be like us. If everyone could become us, there would be nothing exceptional about us. Our exceptionalism is that the rest of the world isn’t like us and never will be. And that if we want to protect ourselves, we have to stop trying to define the world or allowing the rest of the world to redefine America.

We could have won in Afghanistan, swiftly and decisively, and left, if we hadn’t been seduced into believing that Afghanistan could be America and that Afghans deserved to be Americans.

Likewise, Iraq.

Yeah, no kidding. If people want freedom, they will aspire to it, earn it and fight for it. If people want equality they will aspire to it, earn it, and fight for it. If people want opportunity they will make it. If people want some honest form of democracy or representational government, they will clamor for it, fight for it, and protect it from within and without. In short, if they want to be Americans, they will become Americans right down to the bone.

If somebody shows up one day and waves a magic wand and says “You are free, you are equal, you have opportunity, and an honest government that works for you” they will take the golden apples offered, eat of them, but never plant the seeds to grow their own. They will not respect nor cherish what has been given to them because they have not earned it. So yeah, accept that 4/5 of the world is a dung heap, and that 9/10 of the people are crap. Leave them where they are, and don’t let any of them in. Any of them already here must be pushed to assimilate to us, not the other way around. Meanwhile, any of these people here improperly should be thrown out. Period. Or buried.  Hey, it’s their choice.


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Just so you know, the FDA approved a Covid vaccine that doesn’t actually yet exist here

By issuing two letters on Monday, the FDA actually extended the Pfizer vaccine EUA while granting approval to a different vaccine called “Comirnaty” that does not exist on the market and is not even in production.

The vials of their distributed vaccine are all labeled BNT162B2. This batch of shots was given an EUA extension, but the liability immunity stills applies. The vax that got full approval, with no liability immunity, is called “Comirnaty”, and is not yet in actual production for distribution in the United States.

The vaccine is already called Comirnaty is Europe and other parts of the world, but that’s their situation, not ours.

Is it the same product? Yes. The only difference is the label, which might not even be on the vials, just the shipping carton. But the lawyers will see this as being as different as dandelions and the Titanic. There is a lot of extra vaccine out there right now. I don’t how long the shelf life is, even when keeping it in the super deep freeze. But it could be quite some time until the newly labeled product is out there, here.

Meanwhile, the media and the government trumpet the approval, and hope that this gets a lot more needles in a lot more arms. Like the military, where about 800,000 (out of 2.1 million) have so far resisted getting the jabs, but will now have them mandated. And what they’ll get is the BNT162B2, which gives all those healthy young men no legal recourse when they get heart swelling, aka myocarditis.

This smells pretty fishy to me. But what part of this whole dempanic scamdemic doesn’t reek of last week’s mackerel? 


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calendar   Wednesday - August 19, 2020

Gee, Oops

A total non-surprise. We saw this coming back in early March. The richer you were the earlier, faster, and further you ran. Problem is, it’s worse than anyone thought at the time.

NYC Ship Sinking, Rats Long Gone

New York City is home to 118 billionaires, more than any other American city. New York City is also home to nearly one million millionaires, more than any other city in the world. Among those millionaires some 8,865 are classified as “high net worth,” with more than $30 million each.

They pay the taxes. The top one percent of NYC taxpayers pay nearly 50 percent of all personal income taxes collected in New York. Personal income tax in the New York area accounts for 59 percent of all revenues. Property taxes add in more than a billion dollars a year in revenue, about half of that generated by office space.

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The budget for a city as complex as New York is a mess of federal, state, and local funding sources. It can be sliced and diced many ways, but the one that matters is the starkest: the people and companies who pay for New York’s poor are leaving even as the city is already facing a $7.4 billion tax revenue hit from the initial effects of the coronavirus. The money is there; New York’s wealthiest individuals have increased their net worth by $44.9 billion during the pandemic. It’s just not here.

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While overall only five percent of residents left as of May, in the city’s very wealthiest blocks residential population decreased by 40 percent or more. The higher-earning a neighborhood is, the more likely it is to have emptied out. Even the amount of trash collected in wealthy neighborhoods has dropped, a tell-tale sign no one is home. A real estate agent told me she estimates about a third of the apartments even in my mid-range 300 unit building are empty.

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Fewer than one-tenth of Manhattan office workers came back to the workplace a month after New York gave businesses the green light to return to the buildings they ran from in March. Having had several months to notice what not paying Manhattan office rents might do for their bottom line, large companies are leaving.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 10:52 PM    avatar
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The ‘Rona Song

Leave it Country music to be perfectly topical and metaphorical at the same time






When the dogwoods start to bloom
And the crickets hum their tune
That’s usually about the time
That I feel most alive

But the news has all been bad
And the whole world seems so sad
I ain’t had much else going on
So I sat down and wrote this song

I miss my mom, I miss my dad
I miss the road, I miss my band
Giving hugs and shaking hands
It’s a mystery I suppose
Just how long this thing goes
But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows
And there will be light after dark
Someday when we aren’t six feet apart








Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2020 at 10:27 PM    avatar
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Follow Me !

One of the benefits of our universally computer driven modern world is package tracking. Mated with theoretically optimized routes and warehousing, we now can get our deliveries much faster than in decades past. For the impatient, most of the deliver services allow you track your boxes or letters step by step as they wend their way in your direction. [ OTOH, this also allows you to watch the Post Office send your stuff all over the country willy-nilly, leave it at distribution centers for days or weeks at a time, and sometimes take days to move something just 7 miles from one center to the next, and then take a full week to deliver it a whole 42 miles away. Sorry, my pet peeve, after recently pulling my hair out when a letter took more than a month to get delivered. Just wait until the whole country tries to vote by mail this November. Guaranteed disaster. ]

Now UPS has brought out “Follow Me”, a real time, self-updating, GPS driven mapping application, that let’s you see the big brown truck driving all over with your package in it. Not sure if this is going to help or hurt, because most people won’t realize that there are 300 other boxes in that truck, and yours is almost guaranteed to be last in line. It was already a bit frustrating just following the data, watching my box go from Florida to Edison NJ in hardly over a day, but then on to Allentown PA, right past my home, and then have to go on to another truck to come back to NJ days later and to get delivered ... later today?  Maybe. “Out for delivery” for 3 days? Oy vey.





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eye candy, high plains edition

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I thought I posted this the other day, but it seems to have evaporated. Whatevs.

Anyway, this is actress Kelsey Asbille Chow. She had a small but regular role in the One Tree Hill drama a few years back, and was in the 2017 film Wind River. Currently she has a supporting role on Paramount’s cowboy drama / Kevin Costner vehicle Yellowstone.

We watch Yellowstone, it’s great, and it’s interesting to see her character developing from a whiny liberal into someone more normal. That’s going to be long journey. She is super attractive though. 





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calendar   Monday - August 17, 2020

Flowers For Algernon?

Leftist InstaHate For COVID Flower Cure

because Trump mentioned it

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Funny, I kind of thought it was the President’s job to keep people aware of new possibilities and to give them even temporary hope. But the Left may be right on this one. Like the blind squirrel ...

Most Americans have been praying for a cure to the Chinese Communist Party virus. Such a prospect turns out to be horrifying, however, if you are a Deep State bureaucrat, someone invested in open-ended and lucrative research into unpromising medicines or vaccines and/or a political opponent of President Trump.

Hence the vehemently hostile response of a leftist publication called Axios to information about Oleandrin, a natural supplement that has proven in clinical experiments and limited human trials in Texas to crush the CCP virus. Rather than celebrate this development and call for an urgent effort to validate such findings with widespread, life-saving trials, Axios touted the uninformed criticisms of naysayers determined to snuff further work on this apparent breakthrough.

To the alarm of some government health officials, President Trump has expressed enthusiasm for the Food and Drug Administration to permit an extract from the oleander plant to be marketed as a dietary supplement or, alternatively, approved as a drug to cure COVID-19, despite lack of proof that it works.

Driving the news: The experimental botanical extract, oleandrin, was promoted to Trump during an Oval Office meeting in July. It’s embraced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, a big Trump backer, who recently took a financial stake in the company that develops the product.

OMG, if Mike Lindell is behind it, you know it’s deathly anathema.

Oleandrin is an extract from the oleander plant. Researchers have suggested that it could be useful to treat cancer because of the way it affects cells, and that it could enhance the effects of other cancer therapies.

Professor Sharon Lewin, the director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne, is an international authority on antiviral drugs and has a laboratory working on COVID-19.
Asked about oleandrin’s potential efficacy as a COVID-19 treatment, Lewin told Axios, “Oleandrin looks to have antiviral activity at high doses in a test tube model. You’d certainly want to see more work done on this before even contemplating a human trial.”

A July 2020 study from the University of Texas at Galveston shows, in a laboratory setting, that oleandrin can inhibit the coronavirus in monkey kidney cells. This study has not been peer reviewed and one of the authors of the study, Robert Newman, is chairman of Phoenix Biotechnology’s scientific advisory board — the company developing the oleandrin product.

The bottom line: Scientists around the world are in a race for cures, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Government regulators are investigating hundreds of products. When a biotech executive like Whitney can take his case directly to the president, it casts doubt over the scientific rigor of the drug development process.

From the research study:

Using Vero cells, we found that prophylactic oleandrin administration at concentrations down to 0.05 μg/ml exhibited potent antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, with an 800 fold reduction in virus production, and a 0.1 μg/ml dose resulted in a greater than 3,000-fold reduction in infectious virus production. The EC50values were 11.98ng/ml when virus output was measured at 24 hours post-infection, and 7.07ng/ml measured at 48 hours post-infection. Therapeutic (post-infection) treatment up to 24 hours after infection of Vero cells also reduced viral titers, with the 0.1 μg/ml dose causing greater than 100-foldreductions as measured at 48 hours, and the 0.05 μg/ml dose resulting in a 3578-fold reduction.The potent prophylactic and therapeutic antiviral activities demonstrated here strongly support the further development of oleandrin to reduce the severity of COVID-19 and potentially also to reduce spread by persons diagnosed early after infection.

In years past the FDA has been dinged for major slow walking and foot dragging when it comes to testing and approving new medicines. Many drugs are available to the rest of the world that are not yet available to us. With this pandemic that slowness has become an issue, but I don’t think the best idea is to throw caution to the wind and let anything fly. That way leads to snake oil. There has to be some level of significant proper, fair, testing.

OTOH, the Axios article does mention how this could easily be marketed as an herbal supplement, which could NOT focus on any curative ability. To which there’s an easy work around; “We’re NOT ALLOWED to mention that this cures Covid, and thus cannot recommend a dose of 2 pills a day for 2 weeks. This product is for dietary supplemental use only, and we bear no responsibility for it’s use in any other manner.” kind of advertising.

OTTH, shouldn’t President Trump know by now when to keep his fat mouth shut?



BIG FAT WARNING FROM MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING:
Oleandir is poisonous !!! !! !

Consumption of even one Nerium oleander leaf can be fatal. Onset of toxicity occurs several hours following consumption. Symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, cyanosis, hypotension, hypothermia, vertigo, respiratory paralysis and death.

However, a carefully controlled tea made from the flowers could be an effective cancer and AIDS treatment. But more trials are needed!!

A hot water extract of the plant, known as Anvirzel™, has been developed as a potential treatment for cancer, AIDS, and congestive heart failure. It consists of a mixture of oleandrin and the glycone oleandrigenin. Experiments suggest that a combination of Anvirzel and cisplatin may be more effective than cisplatin monotherapy . In an earlier study, Anvirzel appeared safe in humans when injected intramuscularly, although adverse effects such as injection site pain, fatigue, and other GI symptoms were reported.

Anvirzel™ is not an approved cancer treatment in the United States. Until more data regarding its efficacy and toxicity are available, this product should not be used outside of clinical trials.

Anvirzel may be a modern version of a medicinal extract of oleander that goes back to the dawn of history.

Historical records prove that Oleander plant has healing powers; thus it was highly regarded by the Mesopotamians in the 15th century B.C. During the age of the Babylonians up to the Romans it was used as a relieved for hangovers. To the Arabs it has better worth since the plant was used for cancer medication in the 8th century A.D.

OTOH, the Romans also used it to commit suicide.

I looked up the entry at Wiki ... and I think I’ll pass on this one. There may be too much risk in a cure made from just a little bit of deadly poison.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2020 at 01:06 PM    avatar
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The Death Of NYC?

This is what happens when you elect a communist as mayor. One who encourages rioting and lawlessness. Riots after weeks of extended lockdown. Retail is dying. Populations are fleeing. Violence is everywhere, at unprecedented levels. It’s anarchy and depression.

Beirut DeBlasio

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De Blasio’s New York has finally hit an all-time low: the once bustling city is now on the verge of looking like a demilitarized zone. Between the pandemic and the riots in the city, iconic 5th Avenue now looks more like a dystopian nightmare in a recently shot video posted to Twitter.

The video follows a car driving down a deserted 5th Avenue, with almost all of the area’s high end stores boarded up and shut down. There are few people seen on what is usually a busy street.

“Look at everything. Everything’s boarded up. Even the hotel. Boarded up,” the video’s narrator, who is obviously fed up with how the city looks, says.

He continues: “This is all Manhattan, boarded up. Have you ever seen Manhattan look like this? The media will not report this.”

“Everything boarded up. They don’t want to show this to you people because they’re afraid. Saks 5th Avenue - boarded up from end to end. They put up barbed wire. Everywhere you see boards, windows are gone. Look at New York City - what happened,” he says.

The video runs over 2 minutes and shows dozens of boarded up businesses.




Check the video. Manhattan is boarded up. Block after block of high-end retail closed down and barricaded.



This isn’t exactly new. Similar video from more than a month ago.

No, it’s not a war zone — it’s Manhattan.

Video shows once-bustling Big Apple streets nearly deserted and dotted with boarded-up, spray-painted and bashed-in buildings after days of looting.

The footage taken Tuesday and Wednesday in Midtown and Soho shows the windows of popular stores shattered while others — such as Burberry, Sephora and Sunglasses Hut — are covered in plywood to protect against looters.

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Only a handful of masked pedestrians and police officers are seen walking on eerily empty sidewalks. Some plywood panels put up by shops were tagged with graffiti reading, “Justice for George Floyd” — the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground for nearly nine minutes.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Big Apple retailers have been closed for months prior to protests over Floyd’s death.



These riots happened at the end of May ...

Sidewalks across the SoHo neighborhood, Union Square and Fifth Avenue were covered in broken glass. Multiple police cars had been burnt to nothing but ashes. Stores, including a Duane Reade, Urban Outfitters and Swatch, were looted. Banks were ravaged. An Equinox gym had been broken in to. Graffiti covered retailers’ logos up and down some of the glitziest shopping districts, which normally would be hosting a hotbed of tourist activity this time of year.

The New York Police Department has since said it arrested almost 350 people Saturday evening, following protests across parts of Harlem, Brooklyn and Staten Island. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a press conference held Sunday that more than 30 officers suffered minor injuries due to clashes with demonstrators.

It’s now the middle of August. More than 11 weeks later. And these businesses are still closed, still boarded up. Whatever stock that wasn’t looted has been sold online.

Do you really think these storefronts are coming back? Even if the beneficent dictator of NYC allows them to open, with 25% customer capacity and ridiculously paranoid levels of isolation and plexiglass protection inside the stores? Somehow, I kind of doubt it.

Greatest city in the world, killed by policy in half a year. This was not an accident.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2020 at 09:11 AM    avatar
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Very Funny Officer

So I got another ticket yesterday. Me and my red car manage to get pulled over a couple times a year. Yes, I’m an inveterate speeder, but I do it properly. I don’t tailgate, I don’t cut people off, I use my turn signals, I almost pass anyone on the right, and of course my car is in perfect working order and my papers are current. And I don’t go flying around corners on two wheels, or anything close to reckless driving. I’m just an impatient driver, like everyone else in the state.

In NJ, everyone speeds. Everyone. Nearly everywhere. The only place we make up for it is in those 25mph zones near schools, parks, and downtown. People generally do about 17 in those.

NJ has a scheme in place on the highways. They “let” you drive 65mph, but fines are doubled. Should there be a traffic cone by the side of the road, or a permanent sign saying that bit of highway is also a construction zone, fines are doubled again. So getting a speeding ticket on the highway can be a darn costly experience.

Generally, highway traffic moves at 75mph in good conditions, even in the slow lane, but on the weekends it flies. 85 is typical, 95 is not unheard of, with cars maybe two lengths apart traveling in packs.

And NJ keeps points for 5 years, with a big long list of how many points for whichever of the 65 or so moving violations they have. Get more than 6 in a 3 year period, and get an extra fine to pay. There are a fair number of 0 point offenses, but they are not on the list. Good luck trying to find them, although we all know that the seatbelt one and the red light camera one are no-pointers.

How many points are on your license? Like many other states, you have to pay the DMV to find this out. Gosh, wouldn’t you think that this would be part of their regular job? Available online for free, given that this is a microscopic database inquiry? Heck no.

But there’s a game involved. There are a good number of offenses that don’t have points. Just a fine. So most cops short circuit the plea bargaining process, and give you a break and just write you up for some 0 point offense. It puts donut money in their coffers, nobody wastes time going to court, an you just go online and pay the fine with your credit card.

So I got pulled over for doing 85 in a 65 zone on a demarcated highway. I wasn’t racing, or playing artful dodger, or zooming down the road alone. I was just cruising along with traffic. The Statey did his job in about 2 minutes and I was back on my way.

He wrote me up for the 0 point offense of Delaying Traffic.

Haha, very funny.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2020 at 08:23 AM    avatar
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calendar   Saturday - August 15, 2020

Rhubarb !!!

She came home from work with an armload of rhubarb that a coworker had brought in from their garden.

I haven’t had rhubarb in ... probably 45 years. Pretty sure my parents used to grow it in the vegetable garden, but that’s loooong ago in the past.

So we’re making strawberry rhubarb pie, and, since we have so much of the stuff, we’re making a strawberry rhubarb crumble as well. Both are a great excuse to get hold of some good vanilla ice cream.

Rhubarb has an unusual taste, but it’s one that I’ve always loved. Can’t wait to get to baking things up and trying them out. Might even have enough to send her to work Monday with another crumble.




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Oh goody, and I guess I’d better go look outside. Amazon says my copy of Law of Nations and John Locke’s Two Treaties of Government were delivered today. Along with my new Solo 2L hand sprayer, as the old one died after a decade of use.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/15/2020 at 05:41 PM    avatar
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Fauci Gets One Right

Fauci: Voting In Person OK If Social Distancing Done

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser for the White House coronavirus task force, said this week that there is “no reason” Americans are not able to vote in person for the 2020 presidential election in November.

Fauci emphasized that voting in person would not need to be avoided as long as voters followed CDC guidelines and maintained social distancing.

“I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that not be the case,” Fauci told ABC News. “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why shouldn’t be able to do that.”

Fauci noted, however, that those who are at high-risk if exposed to coronavirus or have a compromised immune system should stay indoors and use mail-in voting.

OK, 99% right. I think most absentee ballots should be dropped off well ahead of time at the polling centers, logged in, and signed for ... once proper ID and voter registration is checked. The USPS is highly leftist, so I would not trust them too much. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/15/2020 at 01:04 PM    avatar
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calendar   Friday - August 14, 2020

toldja so

As reliable as the coming dawn, the willfully stupid and the left biased media and “the experts” have once again yelled real loud to subvert the proper understanding of the law. And that noise will do the job.

I said it yesterday: This application of the Constitution will be ignored and denied by the media and everyone else. Because “birthers”. People are so terrified of being called a name that they are willing to ignore the law, the history of the law, and the true meaning and intent of the law. That’s beyond sad. It’s beyond cowardly. It’s apathetic, pathetic, and bathetic.

And here it is.

Trump slammed for not rejecting conspiracy theory Kamala Harris is ineligible for vice presidency
Biden campaign calls Trump comments ‘abhorrent’

That’s right; it’s a conspiracy theory. And he’s abhorrent. Because he referred to a statement made by somebody about the natural born issue, and then said he didn’t know if that was correct or not. So slam him for even implying that this could be a problem.

And then the lies come out by the bucketful. And the overwhelming noise of indignation and implicit raycis drown out the truth, once again. We are totally fucking doomed.

President Trump would not reject a conspiracy theory Thursday that Kamala Harris is ineligible to serve as vice president because her parents were born outside the United States.

Asked about the unfounded and widely refuted claims during a press briefing at the White House, Trump responded, “I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements” before adding, “I have no idea if that’s right.”

Harris is a United States citizen born in California in 1964, making her eligible to serve as president or vice president under the Constitution. [ Fox you are wrong ]

However, a professor of law at Chapman University, John C. Eastman, wrote a piece for Newsweek this week after she was named to the Democratic ticket questioning whether Harris is a “natural born citizen” because her mother was born in India and her father was born in Jamaica.

[ Editor’s note: Some readers reacted strongly to this essay, seeing it as an attempt to ignite a racist conspiracy theory. ]
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The fact that Senator Kamala Harris has just been named the vice presidential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has some questioning her eligibility for the position. The 12th Amendment provides that “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.” And Article II of the Constitution specifies that “[n]o person except a natural born citizen...shall be eligible to the office of President.” Her father was (and is) a Jamaican national, her mother was from India, and neither was a naturalized U.S. citizen at the time of Harris’ birth in 1964. That, according to these commentators, makes her not a “natural born citizen"—and therefore ineligible for the office of the president and, hence, ineligible for the office of the vice president.

Newsweek also ran a counter essay by noted lawyer Eugene Volokh. IMO, as its typical for greasy lawyers, and all lawyers are greasy because the law is merely a tool to them, and not something held sacrosanct, Volokh makes his counter from the wrong direction. He’s throwing shade and puffing smoke, and emphasizing aspects that have no real bearing. Argument by non sequitur. 

Some people have argued that Kamala Harris is ineligible to be vice president of the United States. The Constitution requires presidents and vice presidents to be “natural-born citizens”; Harris was born in the U.S., but her parents (who had come to the U.S. to study) weren’t U.S. citizens at the time. Does “natural-born citizen” include Harris, and others like her?

It does. “Natural-born citizen” was a familiar legal phrase to the Framers—an adaptation of the English term “natural-born subject.” Sir William Blackstone, an English treatise writer who (in Justice Scalia’s words) was “the Framers’ accepted authority on English law and the English Constitution,” explained:

Natural-born subjects are such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England, that is, within the ligeance, or as it is generally called, the allegiance of the king. ...The children of aliens, born here in England, are, generally speaking, natural-born subjects, and entitled to all the privileges of such.

It’s possible that “natural-born citizen” has since been broadened to include children of U.S. citizens born overseas (a 1790 Act of Congress specified that, “The children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural-born citizens").

He is wrong. It is not an adaptation of natural born subject, even though natural born citizen shares two of the three words with the other concept. Oh, and that 1790 Act was overturned in 1795, which he fails to mention. Even the best lawyer is a weasel dick. They argue for or against a topic. Searching for and declaring the actual truth has nothing to do with it.

What is a natural born citizen? It is someone born in this country whose parents are already citizens of this country. Period. Full stop. And that’s all there is to it.

I am a natural born citizen because I was born in this country and both my parents were born here as well, and their parents were citizens when they were born which thus made them natural born citizens. All my grandparents were born here too, although one of them might not have qualified as natural born because her parents came here from Germany, and I have no idea who things worked in the 1890s and I don’t know if they were naturalized citizens by the time granny popped out. But that was generations ago, so it isn’t germane.

It seems we go through this every presidential election cycle. I think what is needed is a SCOTUS decision. And that will never happen, because an honest decision, true to original intent would also torpedo the anchor baby concept that’s been around for 4 decades now. And probably squash the legality of dual citizenship too. And we do not have brave, honest, true Americans on the Supreme Court who are willing or able to make bold, proper decisions. Without the slightest doubt in my mind, this should be a 5 minute, 9-0 decision, made for clarification purposes alone - not delayed forever until some case with standing worms it’s way upwards.

I’m going to add this to my list of life truths:

•  Sulfur is properly spelled sulphur.


•   Eohippus is the Dawn Horse. No other taxonomy name is correct. There is no relation to the rock hyrax, so putting the original horse in the order Hyracotherium was a mistake.

•  The big long dinosaur was a brontosaurus

•  A shark is not a fish, dammit, it is an elasmobranch. Real fish have scales, gill pumps, and a swim bladder. Creating a new intermediate order called “bony fishes” to include both is cheating, especially if you don’t also include dolphins who, by that redefinition should also be fish. Fish who are mammals. No, this is wrong.

•  Ok, I now grudgingly nearly accept that Pluto is not an actual planet, “merely” a dwarf planet or planetoid, because somebody either moved the definition goalposts or because science has advanced enough to go there and find out how big the thing actually is. Pluto 1473 miles across, 2/3 the size of our moon. Mercury still counts as a planet. Mercury is 1516 miles across, a whopping big 43 miles larger. Oh puh-lease. So my grudgingly is very grudgingly. OTOH, given that Pluto has 5 moons, one moon called Chiron which is half the size of Pluto, perhaps it should be called a double planet or a multi-planet.


•  A natural born citizen is someone who is born within the desmenses of a country and both of whose parents are already citizens of that country.

I got so worked up about this yesterday I went out an bought a copy of Law of Nations, and while I was at the digital bookstore I got a copy of the writings of John Locke.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/14/2020 at 10:43 AM    avatar
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calendar   Thursday - August 13, 2020

Of course she isn’t, but you’re uninformed and intellectually lazy so she’ll get away with it

Here we should be going again with the natural born citizen thing. And just like Obama, Kamala Harris does not qualify as such.  Not that most anyone else can understand the concept, or knows that it is very important to care about this and why. So should be going won’t even get off the ground. This will not even be brought up in passing, much less discussed, debated, and ruled on. It. Does. Not. Exist. Because ... raycis!!!

Les ancres ne sont pas les naturelles

( The anchors are not the naturals )

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

14th Amendment, Section 1, 1868

It is abundantly clear that “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” means exclusively subject to the jurisdiction thereof, which means not in any way beholden to the whims or powers of a foreign government. This was clearly understood by all until fairly recently.

Yes, she was born in the USA. Neither of her parents were citizens at the time. This makes her an anchor baby. According the the 14th Amendment, anchor babies are not citizens. This isn’t a “strict” reading of the amendment, it is a plain reading thereof. Original intent is easy to find in the Congressional Record of the day. The only “reason” that they are considered such these days is due to a single footnote in the 5-4 1982 SCOTUS decision Plyer v. Doe, added to the majority opinion by Justice Brennan:

“no plausible distinction with respect to Fourteenth Amendment ‘jurisdiction’ can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful.”

This weakening of the meaning of jurisdiction within the 14th - that it sees the term as meaning subject to the laws of this nation, and not solely subject to those laws (ie not being also subject to the laws of some other country, as is the legal situation of illegal immigrants) - was a part of the Plyer case, which dealt with Texas’s claim that school funding should not be granted to illegal immigrant children. And of course, Brennan’s footnote comment overlooks that such illegals have no right to be here at all.

Right.

Harris’ parents were a citizen of India and a citizen of Jamaica. While she herself was born in California, and shortly thereafter went to Canada, where she spent nearly all her formative years, she qualifies as a citizen by the anchor baby misconception. Being a citizen does not make you a natural born citizen.

The entire concept of natural born citizen comes from a French book called The Laws of Nations, which was written in 1758 and is the only book or exterior document referenced in the US Constitution. It was used extensively by the Framers, far more than the code of English Common Law, which they strongly felt did not apply to the USA, although they borrowed large parts of it ... as our own law.  Anyway, in The Laws of Nations it says:

“Les naturels, ou indigenes, sont ceux qui sont nes dans le pays, de parens citoyens”

A direct translation is “The natural, or indigenous, are those who are born in the country, of parents who are citizens”.

While there was an 1797 update to the english version of the book, which clarified that line to read “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”

This is a rather strict definition. To be a natural born citizen, you need to be born here and both your parents need to be citizens when you are born. Not just born here, and not with just one parent a citizen, regardless of where you were born.

Later extensions to the concept allowed “here” to include territories of the country (eg Guam and Puerto Rico), areas controlled by the country (eg military bases), land considered part of the country that was in other countries (eg consulates and embassies), and things controlled by the government of the country (eg military aircraft and ships that happen to be outside the confines of the country at the moment of birth). This is how John McCain, born at a military base in another country, was deemed a valid candidate.

[ “naturels” is the masculine form of the word, “naturelles” is the feminine form. French is so sexist, but both words mean the same thing. ]

Merely being born to two citizen parents is insufficient. Merely being born within our country is insufficient. This is a precise and sharply focused concept, and about the only time it every applies is when someone is considering running for President or Vice President, although it should probably apply to any elected representative who could possibly be in the chain of succession.

This application of the Constitution will be ignored and denied by the media and everyone else. Because “birthers”. People are so terrified of being called a name that they are willing to ignore the law, the history of the law, and the true meaning and intent of the law. That’s beyond sad. It’s beyond cowardly. It’s apathetic, pathetic, and bathetic.




Read more if you want, in great detail with clear explanations of case law over the years, plus how we’ve now been lead astray, when and by whom:

http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30722-kamala-harris-anchor-baby-not-%E2%80%98natural-born-citizen%E2%80%99-united-states

https://www.dagnyintel.com/post/kamala-harris-is-not-eligible-to-be-president-the-natural-born-citizen-requirement

https://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/urgent-historical-breakthrough-proof-chester-arthur-concealed-he-was-a-british-subject-at-birth/





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/13/2020 at 11:25 AM    avatar
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calendar   Wednesday - August 12, 2020

Walter White Moved To Holland?

Netherlands Cops Find Giant Crack Cocaine Lab In School


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Dutch police have uncovered what they described as the biggest cocaine laboratory ever discovered in the Netherlands, leading to the arrest of 17 suspects from Colombia, Turkey and the Netherlands.

The drug lab was hidden at a former horse riding school in Nijeveen, some 75 miles from Amsterdam, police said in a statement Tuesday.

Police raided the riding school on Friday, discovering tens of thousands of liters of chemicals and 220 pounds of crack cocaine. Sleeping quarters and recreation areas were also found at the site.
The facility was equipped to produce up to 440 pounds of cocaine a day, officials said.

The facility was equipped to produce up to 440 pounds of cocaine a day, officials said. (Politie Landelijke Eenheid)

“This is the largest cocaine laboratory ever found in the Netherlands,” police chief Andre van Rijn said in the statement.

Van Rijn said the lab was equipped to produce 330-440 pounds (150-200 kilograms) of cocaine a day, with a street value of $5.3-9.4 million (4.5-8 million euros).





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2020 at 11:29 AM    avatar
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TLH? Typical Leftist Hypocrites

This sounds like it could be one of those urban legends.

How Dare You!!

An anonymous poster on Reddit’s “Am I the A--h---” subreddit said he started a meat-eating club at his job in response to a coworker’s vegan-only club.

He claimed that one of his colleagues started a vegan dinner club exclusively for their coworkers following a vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diet. Other coworkers “will not be able to join the club,” the poster said the group’s “statement of purpose” read.

In response, the poster claimed that he and some other meat-eating coworkers started a burger and steak club to go out and try new restaurants each week. They only allowed meat-eaters to join. However, members of the vegan club filed a complaint with the company’s human resources department.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2020 at 11:20 AM    avatar
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calendar   Tuesday - August 11, 2020

Biden Picks Kamala Harris For VP

I can’t. I just can’t.

Biden VP Choice: Kamala Harris

“She makes history as the first Black woman to serve as a major political party’s VP pick”

Oh how brave, how strong, how empowering. How false and hollow an accomplishment.

And Fox’s headline ... OMG ... “Biden taps Kamala Harris as running mate”. Heels up!

Kamala Harris, the politically shrewd California senator with a law enforcement background that has caused some tensions with the progressive left, was announced Tuesday as Joe Biden’s running mate.

She makes history as the first Black woman to serve as a major political party’s VP pick. The Biden campaign said Biden and Harris will deliver remarks together on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware.

“I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” Biden said in an email to supporters.

Biden also tweeted: “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.”

He added: “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

The Trump campaign also released a statement from Katrina Pierson, a Trump 2020 senior adviser, that said: “In her failed attempt at running for president, Kamala Harris gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of health care. She is proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the extreme agenda of the radicals on the left.”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of you. Politico made the call at the beginning of the month, and many others had figured out that from Biden’s limited field of choices, seeing how his search was utterly sexist and racist in demanding a black woman, this one was the least atrocious of a stupefyingly horrible bunch. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/11/2020 at 03:56 PM    avatar
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Feral Child Killers

The Little White Kid Next Door

A five-year-old boy is dead after a Wilson, North Carolina, man reportedly ran up to the child while he was playing in a neighborhood street and fatally shot the child in the head. According to a report from WRAL-TV, the shooting took place on Sunday.

Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father’s house on the dusky summer evening when their neighbor — 25-year-old Darius N. Sessoms — charged Cannon, produced a handgun, and shot him in the head.

The child’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old siblings witnessed the murder.

First responders came to the scene and transported the little boy to Wilson Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Doris Labrant, a neighbor, said she witnessed Sessoms running up to Cannon, putting the gun to his head, and firing the weapon before fleeing the scene into his own home.
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Authorities took Sessoms into custody on Monday night and charged him with first-degree murder.

“5 yr old Cannon Hinnant was executed in front of his sisters for accidentally riding a bike on his neighbors lawn,” producer and director Robby Starbuck posted. “There’s no pain our justice system can impose on his killer Darius Sessoms that‘ll equate to justice. CNN & MSNBC haven’t even covered it.”





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/11/2020 at 01:45 PM    avatar
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